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Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Miles Jay first graced the pages of SHOOT’s Directors Series in 2013 when he was included in our Up-and-Coming Directors feature largely on the strength of an interactive short film, Carly’s Cafe, that introduced us to Carly Fleishman, a 17 year old who was diagnosed with...
Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017
While his directorial career continues its ascent, Miles Jay admits his sense of timing could use some help in terms of determining which award show ceremonies to attend. Jay, whose spotmaking/branded content home is production company Smuggler, brought his mom to two award shows--the DGA Awards...
Monday, Sep. 11, 2017
There’s something to be said for zigging while everyone else is zagging. That’s perhaps a lesson learned from Squarespace’s “Calling JohnMalkovich.com” winning the primetime commercial Emmy on Sunday evening (9/10) during the second and concluding night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards weekend...
Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
Director Ben Tricklebank has joined Smuggler for global commercial representation. The multidisciplinary filmmaker--whose work spans interactive films, VR fare, digital experiences and commercials--was formerly at...
Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017
Kathryn Bigelow--the Best Director Oscar winner for The Hurt Locker, which also won Best Picture in 2010--has joined the roster of production house Smuggler for commercials and branded content worldwide.
The Hurt Locker earned a total of nine Academy Award nominations....
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 2017
The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered this evening (6/7) at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Earning Best in Show distinction were the winners in the Advertising Excellence/Single Commercial and Advertising Excellence/Campaign categories...
Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
Director Benji Weinstein has joined production company Smuggler. He had previously been handled by Tool of North America for commercials and branded content.
Among Weinstein’s notable...
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
Smuggler has added Björn Rühmann to its directorial roster for worldwide commercial/branded content representation. He was formerly handled by production house Furlined.
Born and raised in Germany, Rühmann is a film director who made his initial industry mark as a creative at TBWA Paris,...
Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016
Smuggler has added to its commercial/branded content directorial roster Susanne Bier who just earned her first career primetime Emmy nomination on the strength of the AMC miniseries The Night Manager starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie. She is a nominee in the Outstanding Directing...
Wednesday, May. 18, 2016
Director Christopher Hewitt, formerly of Knucklehead, has joined the roster of Smuggler. Among his notable credits are campaigns for Audi, Dunlop, Infiniti and Intel.
Born and raised in Northern England, Hewitt is a film director with a background in photography, graphic design and...